Antony Oldknow, PhD, Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who

Dr. Oldknow has been endorsed by Marquis Who’s Who as a leader in the field of education

PORTALES, NM, April 23, 2019—Marquis Who’s Who, the World’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Antony Oldknow PhD with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Dr. Oldknow celebrates many years’ experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his fields. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Born Peterborough, England, 15 August 1939, Dr. Oldknow studied English, Linguistics, and related subjects at The University of Leeds, BA (Hons) 1961 English (minors in History and Italian), and MEd 1963; University of Edinburgh, MS 1964 Phonetics and Linguistics; University of Chicago, Graduate Credits Linguistics and Computer Science 1969; University of North Dakota, PhD, 1983, English and French—doctoral dissertation: Critical Translation of De l’Angélus de l’Aube à l’Angélus du Soir by Francis Jammes (1868-1938), French rustic symbolist poet—most of the integral translated poems appearing subsequently in distinguished publications, including Antaeus, California Quarterly, Ironwood, Radio France, Webster Review, and many others.

During his long higher-education career, Dr. Oldknow served as a faculty member at Cowdenbeath Technical College, Scotland 1962-64; Université  Laval, Québec 1964-66; North Dakota State University 1966-72; University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 1966-84 (interrupted service); Minnesota State University, Mankato 1982-83; University of Kansas 1984-87; and Eastern New Mexico University 1987-present, retired 2012. As his career unfolded, the posts he held progressed from Lecturer at Cowdenbeath to Full Professor at ENMU 1994-2012, being honored there as Distinguished Emeritus Professor of English in 2017.

At all these posts, Dr. Oldknow performed not only teaching functions, but also research, service, and administrative work, including School of Education Graduate Student President, Leeds; Chair, English and Social Studies, Cowdenbeath; Anthropological-Linguistics Research Team Member for the Montagnais Language at Laval; Director, US State Department  Four-Week Total Immersion English-Learning Program for Peruvian Campesino Farmers, at NDSU, 1966-68; University Senator, UND 1974-76; Assistant Director and Academic Coordinator, Upward Bound Project, UWSP, 1980-84; Editorial Assistant, Cottonwood, University of Kansas, 1984-87; Chair, Department of Languages and Literature, Eastern New Mexico University, 1991-99.

In his professional life, rather than as a professor, Dr. Oldknow is best known as a well-published writer, translator from French, Italian, and Medieval English, and small-press publisher and general editor of the Scopcræft Press, 1966 to the present (over 250 titles),  all his specialties being clearly intertwined. He is also a railroad historian, classical music and sports enthusiast, and a lifelong painter and photographer, whose work has been exhibited and sold in the US and the UK. A dynamic speaker and actor, he has also given many performances in five countries and 25 US states, both in person and on radio, TV, and film.

A respected voice in his areas of expertise, Dr. Oldknow’s published writings include the short story collections, Dr. Upex and the Great God Ing: Fifteen Weird Unexpected Stories (2018); and The Passion Play and Other Ghost Stories (2006); the poetry and translation collection  Wanderers (2013); The Selected Early Poems Collection, Alive with Souls (2012); the magic-realism novel Invasions (2010); the education article “The Curse of College English: Freshman Composition” (2012); the composition textbook Precision Writing (1998), and many others. He became a US Citizen in 1995.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who’s Who community, Dr. Oldknow has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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